Category Archives: Erodgan

New Politics (as usual?)

After a lengthy hiatus, the Turkey Wonk podcast is back. In the inaugural episode, Aaron speaks with Laura Pitel, an Ankara-based journalist. The conversation touched on all things Turkish politics since the April referendum and the current state of affairs … Continue reading

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Musings on AKP Decision-Making and Israel’s Apology

Apologies for my prolonged absence. I have been in Washington and Los Angeles these past two weeks and have been busy with other projects, including a serious re-dedication to sampling different wines from different regions in California. (A luxury I … Continue reading

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Suicide Blast in Ankara: Turkey’s Terrorism Dilemma

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) – a London based think tank – published a piece I wrote about the recent suicide bombing in Ankara. I have posted a portion of the article below. If interested in reading the entire … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Cruise Missile and the Disconnect with the Red Book

At the height of the Turkish – Iranian rapprochement, Ankara made news when it announced that it had removed Iran, Iraq, Russia, and Greece from the “Red Book” – Turkey’s national security document. The move, which coincided with Turkey’s defense … Continue reading

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